At its 5 p.m. Wednesday meeting, the Oakland school board will consider:
- making it easier for high school students to keep their personal information away from military recruiters, by including “opt-out” forms as part of the student emergency card, among other measures – Page 3
- a proposal to more closely link preschool — academically and administratively — with kindergarten through third grades. At seven schools, principals will supervise the pre-K program on campus, as well. (The initiative is called P-3.) – Page 4
- creating a Promise Neighborhood, a la Harlem Children’s Zone. – Page 6
- eliminating 121 positions, including 38 from adult education programs (still waiting on more details/explanation, which I’ll post soon; apparently the number of teachers who actually received layoff notices is much lower). -Page 7
- “temporary fund-borrowing,” to be repaid within 90 days, to weather another deferred payment from the state. – Page 17
Any thoughts or questions about these proposals? Some of those files were too large for my wimpy blog to handle, but you can find the agenda here. Maybe I’ll see you on Second Avenue.